A string of new policies on civil status registration, employment, escorted transfer of violators, and individual income exemption involving foreign elements came into effect in 2016.Civil status registration The Law No. 60/2014/QH13, dated November 20, 2014, on civil status came into force since January 1, 2016. Under the Law, the district-level People's Committees will be responsible for registering civil status events involving foreign elements. This decentralization aims to bring into full play the capacity of local authorities and strengthen the state management role of the provincial-level People's Committees toward achieving the long-term objective of absolute delegation of the power to register civil status to local authorities. Under the law, civil status events involving foreign elements include birth registration for children, marriage registration, guardianship registration, registration of parent and child recognition, and death registration. * Birth registration for … [Read more...] about Effective policies relating to foreigners in Vietnam
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Regulations on foreign workers Circular No. 40/2016/TT-BLĐTBXH guiding the implementation of a number of articles of Decree No.11/2016/NĐ-CP detailing a number of articles of the labor code in respect of foreign workers in Viet Nam came into effect on December 12, 2016. The Circular defines that the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs accepts the demand for using foreign laborers, identifies unlicensed foreign workers, reissues working licenses, revokes working licenses and proposes police deport unlicensed foreign laborers. It handles these issues from the following agencies: State agencies, foreign non-governmental organizations, international organizations in Viet Nam, organizations specified in point a, b and c clause 1 Article 2 of the Decree No.55/2012/ND-CP, including public organizations under the ministries, ministerial-level agencies, organizations established by the Government and the PM, Ha Noi National University of Education and Viet Nam National University - … [Read more...] about Policies for foreigners come into effect in H2 of 2016
Airlines, coach operators to add services on holiday Airlines as well as coach and train services operators will increase services during the long holiday of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1) to meet rising demand. Vietjet said it will operate 140 more flights from on April 28 to May 4, bringing the total daily services to 246, up a staggering 66% against the same period last year. The no-frills carrier will add four flights a day to the HCMC-Danang run and two daily services to each of HCMC-Phu Quoc, Hanoi-Phu Quoc and Hanoi-Danang routes. With frequency increases, the airline's daily flights will be 21 for the HCMC-Hanoi route, five for each of HCMC-Hue and Hanoi-Cam Ranh, six for HCMC-Vinh, six to seven for HCMC-Haiphong, and three for each of HCMC-Thanh Hoa and Hanoi-Dalat. Vietnam Airlines announced to conduct 136 more flights on nine domestic routes from on April 28 to May 4. It will sell a total of 250,000 seats, chiefly on the routes … [Read more...] about Social News 30/4
VietNamNet Bridge – Most state-owned enterprises (SOEs) operate in the pivotal business fields of the national economy. Therefore, experts say, Vietnam needs to be careful when choosing new owners for the enterprises. SOEs told to divest non-core business fields, but let grass grow under feet Nguyen Dai Thang, Economics & Management Faculty’s Dean of the Hanoi University of Technology, noted that Vietnam should keep a ‘policy of openness’, not ‘open completely wide’ policy when inviting foreign investors to buy state owned enterprises (SOEs). Thang, while agreeing that it is necessary to attract foreign investors to speed up the SOEs equitization, warned that Vietnam will face high risks if it just tries to sell shares, but does not choose investors carefully. “Selling SOEs to get money is not the only purpose of the equitization,” he commented. The economist believes that Vietnam should only attract foreign investors to … [Read more...] about Who will be the buyers of SOE shares?
In an interview with Tuoi Tre last week, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Public Policy Program at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Fulbright School, made a comparison between the investment costs of highway streets in Vietnam and those of other countries. According to the expert, each kilometer of the Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong Road, which connects the city and the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, cost US$9.9 million. The planned investment for the HCMC - Long Thanh - Dau Giay highway, which is being built between the city and the southern province of Dong Nai, is $18.3 million per kilometer. This has climbed to $28.2 million per kilometer for the upcoming Ben Luc - Long Thanh Highway connecting the provinces of Long An and Dong Nai. Meanwhile, highways in China cost just $6 million per kilometer, and $8 million in the US. Thanh said that even though compensation paid to affected people for site clearance and the cost of strengthening weak soil account for most of … [Read more...] about Where are these roads taking us?